The third annual Mississauga Santa Claus Parade takes place on Sunday, December 1 at the Erin Mills Auto Centre. The parade will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Attendees can arrive as early as 11 a.m. to claim their spots on the parade route.
Organizers are expecting a crowd of more than 30,000 people, as well as over 1,500 participants and 25 walking groups in the parade. There will also be more than 15 custom designed floats with seasonal themes such as winter wonderland, sports fantasy, toy land and more.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Dunwin Drive and Glen Erin Drive. It will run through a 1.2 kilometre route along Glen Erin Drive, Motorway Boulevard and Woodchester Drive.
Businesses along Motorway Boulevard will be open with complimentary hot chocolate, light refreshments and full access to changing, feeding, and washroom facilities throughout the parade.
The event will also support several charitable organizations, including the Mississauga Food Bank, United Way of Peel Region, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, MADD and the Breakfast with Santa Fund.
Organizers suggest attendees use public transit to get to the parade. There will be limited street parking available on Dunwin Drive, east of Glen Erin Drive.
Visit mississaugasantaclausparade.com for more information and a list of road closures that will be in effect from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. -CINEWS